International Cycling Safety Conference ICSC 2023 The International Cycling Safety Conference, hosted by SWOV on November 15 to 17, brought together almost 200 delegates from over 25 countries. The extended abstracts for all presenters can be found in the Book of Abstracts.
Updated fact sheet: Public communication Despite the efforts of public campaigns to improve road safety, evidence for their effectiveness remains limited. While they contribute to knowledge of laws and regulations, by themselves they rarely lead to demonstrable behavior change or accident reduction.
SWOV researchers contribute to European Road Safety Observatory reports on alcohol and drugs SWOV researchers have contributed to two reports from the European Road Safety Observatory.
Updated fact sheet: Road deaths in the Netherlands In 2022, there were 745 road deaths in the Netherlands, an increase of 163 compared to 2021, according to CBS statistics. Nearly 40% were cyclists and 30% were car occupants.
SWOV has relocated! Per 18 September, SWOV has relocated to the new offices on the Henri Faasdreef in The Hague.
Updated: Factsheet on the influence of weather on road safety The SWOV factsheet 'The impact of the weather' has been updated. In addition to the risks of poor weather conditions, the factsheet also addresses the effect of high temperatures.
Published: Inventory and assessment of commercially available blind spot monitoring systems SWOV has been commissioned by Shell Global Solutions International B.V. to perform an inventory of systems that monitor blind spots around large vehicles such as trucks and buses; so-called Blind Spot Monitoring Systems (BSMS).
Fact sheet Principles for a safe road network updated The SWOV fact sheet Principles for a safe road network has been updated.
Fact sheet Wrong-way driving updated The SWOV fact sheet Wrong-way driving has been updated. This includes the results from the recently published SWOV report on Wrong-way drivers, events and crashes.